OK, it's only a few days since I posted, but it seems a long time with so many exciting things going on - for OurNet, at home, with new ideas, and not least - The Pure Portugal Podcast
"Olá e bem-vindo" to the very first Pure Portugal podcast...
I'm delighted host and producer of this new monthly audio publication that coincides with Pure Portugal’s 14th birthday.
It was on the 10th May 2004 that Sophie Kempin started Pure Portugal with husband Andy Hill (who now runs his own seed selling business www.foodforests.eu). As we now know, Pure Portugal was an idea whose time had obviously come!
I myself am very grateful for Sophie’s inspired idea and subsequent dedication given that the Pure Portugal team as it was in 2008 welcomed me on my exploratory first visit and here I am now 10 years later, having made this wonderful country my home.
Pure Portugal has grown to become an inspiring and truly helpful enterprise with its mainstay of properties for sale (with the ‘good life’ twist) as well as its rentals and holiday listings plus a new French edition of the website, which you’ll hear more about later in an interview with Shahnaz Radgy.
As well as the websites, Pure Portugal has an impressive and dynamic social media presence as well an exciting offline, real world social network that is exploring and putting into practice natural and sustainable ways of living and growing.
So 'Happy Birthday' to Pure Portugal - a great idea, created and run by great people, celebrating a great country who we learned only yesterday has been voted the most friendly country in the world! - https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/jennysouthan/2018/03/21/the-worlds-friendliest-countries-revealed/
Shout out to all the team at this time of celebration and acknowledgement, namely:
SOPHIE KEMPIN, Director,
JOANA SOARES, Property Manager
RAQUEL RIBEIRO, Property Listings and Personal Helper / Property Finder
DANIEL CUNHA, IT and Communications Manager, Holidays & Rentals Website
DEBORAH RICHMOND, Events & Services
SHAHNAZ RADJY, Website Manager for our French language website Pur Portugal
FRANCOIS CRAMER, Francophone Pur Portugal Community Manager
CLARE MONSON, Newsletter, Mailouts, and Facebook Group Admin
AMBER LEWIS, Pure Portugal Post Girl
In this, the first podcast:
The 'Pure Portugal Podcast Profile' with Louisa and Carl Munson - www.carlmunson.com
The 'do’s and don’ts' of planning and building a Tiny Home with Raphael Jeronimo - http://www.ecositana.pt/
An introductory Portuguese language lesson with Anna PT - https://www.facebook.com/PTlessonswithANAPT/
Find out more about the new French website and how its hosts are enjoying life in Portugal - www.purportugal.fr
'What's Growing in YOUR Garden' with Ruan Austin in Sophie Kempin’s back garden - https://www.facebook.com/quintadoscovoes/
All roads lead to: http://www.pureportugal.co.uk
The Pure Portugal Podcast is shared as information and entertainment - it is not intended as, and should not be a substitute for, professional advice.
As well as hosting the "Good Morning Portugal!" Radio Show, I write about this wonderful country - the places, people and the lovely experiences I'm having here.